The Role of Public Research Institutes in Japan
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The Role of Public Research Institutes in Japan

What is the background of the development of public research institutes (PRIs) in Japan and how do they affect the country’s innovation systems and industry? Is there a difference between the PRIs’ patents and those of universities and firms?

The 67th Stockholm Seminar on Japan
What is the impact of the PRIs’ research collaboration with the private sector? This seminar will focus on the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Jun Suzuki is Professor of Innovation Policy at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo since 2007. He has been working in the field of science, technology and innovation policy for more than 25 years. He received his Ph.D. in Management of Innovation from the University of Tokyo. His recent work focuses on the analysis of patent data and innovation activities. Currently, he is staying at EHESS France-Japan Foundation in Paris as a Michelin Fellow during his sabbatical leave.

Discussant: Dr. Morinao Iju, Associate Professor, Yokohama National University and Visiting Associate Professor, European Institute of Japanese Studies, SSE

Moderator: Professor Marie Söderberg, Director, European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics

The Japan seminar series is jointly organized by the European Institute of Japanese Studies at Stockholm School of Economics, the Asia Program at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies at Stockholm University and the Swedish Defence University. It features monthly seminars on Japanese economy, politics and society.



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